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Dionne Warwick - Trains and Boats and Planes
Dionne Warwick - Trains and Boats and Planes
Published: 2011/03/09
Channel: samspinchat
Billy J Kramer - "Trains And Boats And Planes"
Billy J Kramer - "Trains And Boats And Planes"
Published: 2011/06/24
Channel: MrPurser
The Box Tops - Trains and Boats and Planes
The Box Tops - Trains and Boats and Planes
Published: 2009/04/22
Channel: TheBoxTopps
Burt Bacharach ~ Trains And Boats And Planes
Burt Bacharach ~ Trains And Boats And Planes
Published: 2010/12/30
Channel: TheNewFormat
Sandie Shaw - Trains and Boats and Planes (1969)
Sandie Shaw - Trains and Boats and Planes (1969)
Published: 2015/05/08
Channel: Rob Hollander
Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas   Trains And Boats And Planes
Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas Trains And Boats And Planes
Published: 2012/06/02
Channel: jo veenstra
Joanie Sommers – “Trains And Boats And Planes” (Capitol) 1967
Joanie Sommers – “Trains And Boats And Planes” (Capitol) 1967
Published: 2016/03/26
Channel: 45rpmMike
Trains And Boats And Planes (Stereo;2009 Remastered Version)
Trains And Boats And Planes (Stereo;2009 Remastered Version)
Published: 2014/08/27
Channel: Billy J. Kramer - Topic
Astrud Gilberto - Trains And Boats And Planes (Bacharach / David)
Astrud Gilberto - Trains And Boats And Planes (Bacharach / David)
Published: 2017/02/11
Channel: Antonio Jiménez
THE EVERLY BROTHERS    Trains and Boats and Planes (1967)
THE EVERLY BROTHERS Trains and Boats and Planes (1967)
Published: 2011/07/13
Channel: TheWolfmanMark
Dwight Yoakam Trains and Boats and Planes
Dwight Yoakam Trains and Boats and Planes
Published: 2012/05/28
Channel: ExhaustingPassion
The Box Tops - Trains And Boats And Planes
The Box Tops - Trains And Boats And Planes
Published: 2014/04/15
Channel: JackStarkey57
Dionne Warwick - Trains and Boats and Planes, HD, with lyrics
Dionne Warwick - Trains and Boats and Planes, HD, with lyrics
Published: 2015/02/14
Channel: Paulo Domiciano
Trains And Boats And Planes
Trains And Boats And Planes
Published: 2017/03/15
Channel: Dionne Warwick - Topic
The Everly Brothers - Trains and Boats and Planes (Vinyl)
The Everly Brothers - Trains and Boats and Planes (Vinyl)
Published: 2017/06/14
Channel: Dimitris 004 Extra channel
Trains and Boats and Planes
Trains and Boats and Planes
Published: 2014/11/09
Channel: Dwight Yoakam - Topic
Dionne Warwick - Trains and Boats and Planes
Dionne Warwick - Trains and Boats and Planes
Published: 2013/09/15
Channel: simplyscrummy
The Shadows -
The Shadows - 'Trains And Boats And Planes'
Published: 2010/01/10
Channel: Andrewshadowy
Treebound Story  - Trains and Boats and Planes
Treebound Story - Trains and Boats and Planes
Published: 2015/06/25
Channel: roseflavier
BILLY J KRAMER - Trains and boats and planes.flv
BILLY J KRAMER - Trains and boats and planes.flv
Published: 2010/05/31
Channel: eriksynkro
CILLA BLACK sings "Trains and Boats and Planes" by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
CILLA BLACK sings "Trains and Boats and Planes" by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
Published: 2009/01/17
Channel: ukwebwonders
Sandie Shaw -- Trains and boats and planes **
Sandie Shaw -- Trains and boats and planes **
Published: 2014/05/27
Channel: gianfreddi
Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach's Trains and Boats and Planes on the 1963 Magnavox Stereophonic Console
Published: 2009/12/22
Channel: mutant978
Laura Cantrell - Trains and Boats and Planes
Laura Cantrell - Trains and Boats and Planes
Published: 2017/04/28
Channel: achatscheibe
Billy J Kramer - Trains And Boats And Planes
Billy J Kramer - Trains And Boats And Planes
Published: 2016/04/29
Channel: philsmusic1000
SC7554 02   Warwick, Dionne   Trains & Boats & Planes
SC7554 02 Warwick, Dionne Trains & Boats & Planes
Published: 2015/05/19
Channel: Mien Doan Phuoc
Trains & Boats & Planes
Trains & Boats & Planes
Published: 2016/07/13
Channel: Dinah Shore - Topic
Ritchie - 60 - Trains, Boats and Planes
Ritchie - 60 - Trains, Boats and Planes
Published: 2012/04/10
Channel: Ritchie
Carpenters - Trains and Boats and Planes
Carpenters - Trains and Boats and Planes
Published: 2011/02/13
Channel: gareth_mzi
Anita Harris - Trains and boats and planes
Anita Harris - Trains and boats and planes
Published: 2012/04/11
Channel: nuvolavia
THE SHADOWS Trains and boats and planes
THE SHADOWS Trains and boats and planes
Published: 2014/02/11
Channel: Hasje6
Sanchez - Train, Boats & Plane - 80
Sanchez - Train, Boats & Plane - 80's Reggae Classic - (Reggae Max)
Published: 2016/06/13
Channel: Jet Star Music
Dionne Warwick - Trains And Boats And Planes (Scepter Records 1966)
Dionne Warwick - Trains And Boats And Planes (Scepter Records 1966)
Published: 2012/02/13
Channel: RoundMidnightTV
Kirsty Maccoll Trains & Boats & Planes
Kirsty Maccoll Trains & Boats & Planes
Published: 2011/06/19
Channel: rob jukes
Trains and Boats and Planes
Trains and Boats and Planes
Published: 2009/06/21
Channel: BurnsErnst
Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas Trains And Boats And Planes HD
Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas Trains And Boats And Planes HD
Published: 2015/04/14
Channel: janneke emmerink
Connie Francis - Trains And Boats And Planes
Connie Francis - Trains And Boats And Planes
Published: 2016/02/14
Channel: philsmusic1000
Trains boats and planes vidéo
Trains boats and planes vidéo
Published: 2017/03/09
Channel: Ronny Levy
Rumer & Sandie Shaw Trains And Boats And Planes Live  2011.flv
Rumer & Sandie Shaw Trains And Boats And Planes Live 2011.flv
Published: 2012/01/04
Channel: Sandie Shaw
Train and boats and planes - Heidi Hauge
Train and boats and planes - Heidi Hauge
Published: 2017/06/10
Channel: skaidimusic
Jim O
Jim O'Rourke - Trains And Boats And Planes
Published: 2010/07/05
Channel: Guybrush Threepwood
The Michael Allen Group- Trains And Boats And Planes
The Michael Allen Group- Trains And Boats And Planes
Published: 2012/01/23
Channel: 94MikeJ
Trains & Boats & Planes
Trains & Boats & Planes
Published: 2014/11/06
Channel: The Box Tops - Topic
Trains And Boats And Planes
Trains And Boats And Planes
Published: 2016/04/14
Channel: Dionne Warwick - Topic
Trains And Boats And Planes - Burt Bacharach
Trains And Boats And Planes - Burt Bacharach
Published: 2011/10/03
Channel: Bruce Kennewell
Tony Hatch - Trains And Boats And Planes
Tony Hatch - Trains And Boats And Planes
Published: 2012/10/05
Channel: cappy00000
Adrienne Cleary - Trains and Boats and Planes
Adrienne Cleary - Trains and Boats and Planes
Published: 2017/09/27
Channel: Tom Saputo
Trains And Boats And Planes
Trains And Boats And Planes
Published: 2014/11/11
Channel: Fountains of Wayne - Topic
Cars, Trains, Boats and Planes | The Sooty Show | Full Episode
Cars, Trains, Boats and Planes | The Sooty Show | Full Episode
Published: 2016/06/08
Channel: The Sooty Show
Trains & Boats & Planes
Trains & Boats & Planes
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Fred Frith - Topic
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"Trains and Boats and Planes"
Single by Burt Bacharach and his Orchestra & Chorus
from the album Hit Maker!: Burt Bacharach plays the Burt Bacharach Hits
A-side "Trains and Boats and Planes"
B-side "Wives and Lovers"
Released May 1965
Genre Traditional pop
Label Kapp / London
Songwriter(s) Burt Bacharach, Hal David

"Trains and Boats and Planes" is a song written by composer Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David, and first recorded in 1965. Hit versions were recorded by Bacharach himself and by Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas in 1965, and by Dionne Warwick in 1966.

Original 1965 recordings[edit]

Bacharach and David wrote the song at a time when they had achieved great popular success, and Bacharach in particular was travelling widely to record and promote his songs. The pair intended the song to be recorded by Gene Pitney, who had had several hits with earlier Bacharach and David songs including "Only Love Can Break a Heart" and "Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa". However, Pitney declined to record it, telling Bacharach "it's not one of your better ones".[1] Bacharach then recorded it himself, in London, with an orchestra, chorus, and uncredited vocals by female session singers the Breakaways.[2] His version was issued on the album Hit Maker!: Burt Bacharach plays the Burt Bacharach Hits in 1965, and as a single. According to writer Serene Dominic, the Breakaways' "dispassionate delivery blends perfectly with Hal David's haunted verses, which give all the responsibility for coming and going to the transportation and not the passengers....Trains and boats and planes are capable of bringing back someone they took away, if the person they left behind prays hard enough for their return."[1]

While a special show was being recorded by Bacharach at the Granada TV studios in Manchester, producer Johnnie Hamp heard the song and had it offered to a group who also recorded there, the Four Just Men (who later recorded as Wimple Winch). However they also turned it down, and the song then came to the attention of Brian Epstein, who suggested that Billy J. Kramer record it.[3] Kramer's recording was released at about the same time as Bacharach's own version, and both recordings entered the UK singles chart the same week in May 1965. Other, less successful, versions were issued in the UK around the same time by Anita Harris and Alma Cogan, and a recording was made in French by Claude François ("Quand un bateau passe").[1][4]

Bacharach's version reached no. 4 on the UK chart in 1965, while Kramer's recording reached no. 12 in the UK, becoming his final chart hit.[5] When released in the US, Kramer's version reached no. 47 on the Billboard Hot 100,[6] and no. 10 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart.[7]

Dionne Warwick version[edit]

Dionne Warwick recorded the song in 1966. Her version was arranged and conducted by Bacharach, and produced by Bacharach and David. It spent 7 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and reached no. 22 on August 6, 1966.[8] Warwick's version also reached no. 37 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart[9] and no. 49 on Billboard's Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart.[10]

Other recordings[edit]

Other recordings include those by Chet Baker (1966), the Everly Brothers, the Box Tops, Joanie Sommers, Dinah Shore (all 1967), Astrud Gilberto (1969), Fountains of Wayne (2003), Dwight Yoakam (2003), and Laura Cantrell on her 2008 EP Trains and Boats and Planes.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Serene Dominic, Burt Bacharach, Song by Song: The Ultimate Burt Bacharach Reference, Music Sales Group, 2003, pp.140-141
  2. ^ The Breakaways, Allmusic.com. Retrieved 10 February 2015
  3. ^ "Four Just Men", Manchester Beat. Retrieved 10 February 2015
  4. ^ "Trains and Boats and Planes", cover versions, SecondhandSongs. Retrieved 10 February 2015
  5. ^ Betts, Graham (2004). Complete UK Hit Singles 1952-2004 (1st ed.). London: Collins. p. 433. ISBN 0-00-717931-6. 
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (1st ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 392. ISBN 0-89820-155-1. 
  7. ^ "Billboard Top 40 Easy Listening", Billboard, August 7, 1965. p. 18. Accessed June 9, 2016.
  8. ^ Dionne Warwick - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed June 9, 2016
  9. ^ Dionne Warwick - Chart History - Adult Contemporary, Billboard.com. Accessed June 9, 2016.
  10. ^ Dionne Warwick - Chart History - Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Billboard.com. Accessed June 9, 2016.

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